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Warriors' Jackson relinquishes captain title

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OAKLAND, Calif. — "Captain Jack" is no longer.

Disgruntled Golden State swingman Stephen Jackson asked to relinquish his captain title during a meeting Tuesday with Warriors coach Don Nelson and general manager Larry Riley.

Nelson accepted on the heels of Jackson's two-game suspension for an outburst at the coach early in Friday's preseason game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Jackson, who has asked to be traded, acknowledged he didn't think Nelson and the coaching staff were supporting him with the referees in a physical matchup with Kobe Bryant.

Jackson, the Warriors' leading scorer last season, picked up five fouls and a technical in less than 10 minutes and was sent to the locker room by Nelson following a testy exchange.

Union City native, co-creator of Woodsy Owl, dies in L.A., reports says

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Harold Bell, co-creator of Woodsy Owl, who taught generations of Americans to "Give a hoot, don't pollute,"  died at his Los Angeles home on...

Video: Torre Goes To Bat Against Abuse

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The "Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation" is hosting its seventh-annual gala in New York this Friday, with Joe Torre, Los Angeles Dodgers manager and CN...

Clint Eastwood Continues Desperate, 40-Year Attempt To Win Over Unimpressed Man

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES—Five-time Academy Award winner and Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood attended a press junket Tuesday to promote his new film Invictus,...

Michael Jackson earns American Music Awards nod

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Michael Jackson has a chance to win artist of the year posthumously at the American Music Awards.

The pop superstar, who died on June 25, was among a diverse group of artists nominated Tuesday for the top honor. Country star Taylor Swift, rapper Eminem, breakthrough rockers Kings of Leon and flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga were the other nominees.

Swift topped all artists with six nominations. She drew inadvertent attention at the MTV Video Music Awards last month when rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech to say Beyonce deserved the award instead.

Jackson followed Swift with five nominations and Eminem received four.

Winners are determined by an online vote of fans and will be announced at a Los Angeles ceremony televised by ABC on Nov. 22. The nominees were selected through a measurement combining sales and radio airplay.

Bishop Robinson Applauds Lesbian Bishop

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, released a statement on the election of Rev. Mary Glasspool as assistant bishop of Los A...

Gunman wounds two in attack on L.A. synagogue

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A gunman shot two men in the legs at a synagogue in Los Angeles on Thursday, police said. ......

Northrop Grumman will relocate HQ to D.C.

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Defense contracting giant Northrop Grumman Corp. -- which has extensive operations in Colorado -- will relocate its corporate headquarters from Los An...

In Focus: Liz Taylor In Stable Condition Following Emergency Rhinestonectomy

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES--It was a return to the days of old-fashioned Hollywood surgical glamour Saturday, as Elizabeth Taylor was rushed to Yul Brynner Memorial ...

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

The truth is that our City of Angeles is so much more than a company town or a candidate's ATM. With 4 million people living in 469 square miles, we could be considered a modern city-state.

Katherine L. Mann

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | Post Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Katherine (Kay) Mann was born in Los Angeles on March 27, 1924. She died peacefully o...

California's unwanted Chihuahuas

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Paris Hilton had one. "Legally Blonde" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" featured them. So there was a mass buying of cute little Chihuahuas in ...

Will Feds Get Involved in Mitrice Case?

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mitrice Richardson, a brilliant and beautiful 24-year-old lesbian from Los Angeles, has been missing for two and a half months. Now her family is seek...

Our Picks for the Top Nightspots in the World

ASMALLMAGAZINE. | ASMALLMAGAZINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We know we are missing some of your favourites. Tell us what they are! Chic and Classic The lobby bar at the Bowery Hotel 1. The Doheny, Lo...

Tiger to Alleged Mistress: "My Wife May Be Calling You"

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Tiger Woods may be out of the rough when it comes to his car crash, but his personal life is bound to take a hit now that a voicemail, ...

Crypt above Marilyn Monroe back up for auction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The crypt above Marilyn Monroe is going back on the auction block.

Bidding for the marble mausoleum crypt will start at $500,000 beginning Oct. 19, according to organizer Eric Gazin of AuctionCause.com. A previous $4.6 million bid for the space fell through in August when Elsie Poncher first attempted to auction off her late husband's crypt. The new eBay.com auction will end Oct. 29 and require a $5,000 refundable deposit.

Gazin said he believes the crypt at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery will fetch "millions of dollars" at auction. Other celebrities including Farrah Fawcett, Natalie Wood, Rodney Dangerfield, Dean Martin, Jack Lemmon, Eva Gabor and Truman Capote have also been laid to rest at the cemetery.

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Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 21

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last night, a Bronx resident, Jesus Vega, was shot dead outside of his home in Parkchester. Police do not yet know the motive or the perpetrator of th...

Spirit Awards: The Nominees

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The nominations for the 2010 Spirit Awards are being announced now in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be held on Friday evening March 5 at LA Live in...

Joyride In Porsche Boxster Ends With 70-Foot Plunge

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Speaking of advertising campaigns, Porsche might have found fodder for a new one, if it's looking to promote the safety its vehicles. In Los Angeles...

Miley Cyrus bus crash: bus driver dead, singer was not on board

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ASSOCIATED PRESSA bus driver had died in a bus crash for Miley Cyrus's tour, reports the Associated Press. Cyrus is pictured in an October photo a...

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud In this intimate exploration, one of America's most gifted and provocative public intellectuals peels back t...

L.A. Confidential

Fabulous & Frugal | Fabulous & Frugal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Insider Holiday Tips From Fab & Fru Steph and I are on KTLA today showing Los Angeles how to make the holidays a bit more Fab & Fru!&...

Buick Regal To Receive Second-Gen Mild Hybrid Powertrain in 2011

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

General Motors displayed the all new 2011 Buick Regal just days ago in Los Angeles.  The vehicle will be one of the first GM products to be propelle...

AP Impact: Toxic metal in kids' jewelry from China

Journal Advocate. | Journal Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barred from using lead in children’s jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting...

Michael Jackson earns American Music Awards nod

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Michael Jackson has a chance to win artist of the year posthumously at the American Music Awards.

The pop superstar, who died on June 25, was among a diverse group of artists nominated Tuesday for the top honor. Country star Taylor Swift, rapper Eminem, breakthrough rockers Kings of Leon and flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga were the other nominees.

Swift topped all artists with six nominations. She drew inadvertent attention at the MTV Video Music Awards last month when rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech to say Beyonce deserved the award instead.

Jackson followed Swift with five nominations and Eminem received four.

Winners are determined by an online vote of fans and will be announced at a Los Angeles ceremony televised by ABC on Nov. 22. The nominees were selected through a measurement combining sales and radio airplay.